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5 stars B&N "Love, love, LOVE this story!"
5 stars on B&N "So much fun. This kind of fantasy sooo gets me. Way to go, Stephanie Beck!"
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About Stephanie Beck
When Stephanie Beck’s mother told her to quit whining about less than perfect stories and write her own neither of them could have guessed what would happen. Ten years later that advice has become a fulltime passion and occupation. With a wonderful husband and three beautiful children, the fulltime status makes for very long days, but she breaks up the romance and steamy scenes with knitting, walking, sewing and reading.
Please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more about her additional works at www.stephaniebeck.net and www.stephaniebeckromance.wordpress.com
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An Interview with Stephanie Beck
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Stephanie, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Alice’s Dragon. What can you tell us about this incredible tale?
SB: Thanks for having me! Alice's Dragon was a complete joy to write. I don't often run into pure fantasy when I write, but I love building worlds that are similar to ours. Alice's Dragon really allowed for that mix of familiar and fantasy. It brings in dragons and fanciful tales from far away lands and mixes them together to spark a romance between two people who are very used to taking care of themselves. I adored watching Bade and Alice change their hearts to include the other. And the dragons, well, they were just a blast.
What do you like best about Alice and why will readers be cheering for her?
SB: Alice is so lippy and brash--always has an angle. She's from a long line of women dragon charmers and she has been taught from an early age to watch her own back and take care of her own. That doesn't mean she isn't lonely sometimes. I think there's a very familiar mix of emotions many women can identify with. Strength doesn't negate emotion and Alice is living that truth.
What can you tell us about Bade and why will readers love him?
SB: Bade has the mysterious man from afar thing going for him. He's a wildlife expert and mountain man all wrapped up with a prince's look and manners. There' something so sexy and appealing about a man who can take care of himself and then goes out of his way to take care of people or animals--especially the ones who can really do nothing for him. Bade really rocks the nurturing with practical strength and a willing heart. I really love that in a person and in a character.
HH: How is this different from your other works?
SB: I don't write fantasy very often and I've never written anything with dragons, so Alice's Dragon was a world building stretch. However, I do like my leading ladies to be feisty and willing to overcome what life throws them--so Alice definitely stayed true to that. I can't wait to write more fantasy like this. It was really freeing and exciting.
HH: What did you enjoy most about crafting this tale?
SB: I adored writing about the dragons. Crafting personalities for the little ones took me a lot of time because I enjoyed it so much. I had little drawings and notes of each dragon baby. I loved getting to know them.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SB: This fall is so exciting for me. The prequel to my best seller, Poppy's Passions, will be out in late October along with another Poppy's Place short story. I love this family and I am thrilled to visit and share more about their lives with my readers.
HH: Where do you draw inspiration from?
SB: Inspiration is all around. I love watching people and dreaming. The two things lead to some wild tales.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
SB: My writing schedule is the grand joke of my family. I try to write all the time, but it usually happens in ten minute jaunts between fruit snack requests, homework help and trips to the park. I do the bulk of my writing in the winter months (I'm in Minnesota, so winter means snow and cold), and this winter I'm hoping to finish the third Poppy's Place novel--SaraJean's Sunrise.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
SB: I try to be in predictable places online--my website www.stephaniebeck.net, Facebook, StephanieBeckAuthor, Twitter, StephBeck123, my blog www.stephaniebeckromance.wordpress.com, Pinterest StephBeckPins.
HH: What's your favorite place to hang out online?
SB: I'm definitely a Facebook kind of girl. I love interacting with my readers there, but I also enjoy Pinterest where I can see and share projects that are often inspired by my books. www.facebook.com/StephanieBeckAuthor www.pinterest.com/StephBeckPins
Thanks so much for having me and letting me share about my books and passions. I love writing, I love my readers and I am so grateful to be following my dream.
HH: Thank you!